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Science Education

CWU professor Martha Kurtz trades college classroom for high school

By BARB OWENS staff writer, DAILY RECORD newspaper

Martha Kurtz, professor and chairwoman of Central Washington University’s science education department, traded her college classroom for high school classrooms throughout Central Washington during a sabbatical this past school year.

Her research, supported by the Educational Service Districts in the Wenatchee and Yakima areas, focuses on teaching and learning in secondary science classrooms. Kurtz’ data will help the ESDs better plan professional development opportunities for teachers and help teachers be more strategic about professional development.

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